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texas, ms. jackson lee, for five minutes. ms. jackson lee: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. jackson lee: mr. speaker, i have always had such great respect for this distinguished body. the holder and interpreter of democracy. the institution that proudly protects the constitution that was written by those who saw in this land this bright and shining sun, from sea to shining sea, enormous opportunity for freedom. so many people came to this nation and they came in many different ways. we don't carry the way we came into the future as much as the fact that we are grateful of the opportunity that this nation has given us. the nation has been able to turn the tide on embracing democracy in its fullest because of the constitution and the laws because we adhere to the three branches of government. so although my ancestors came to this nation in bondage and lasted for hundreds of years, slavery that has its remnants continuously as we move throughout society. there are now laws that can ensure no matter how you came to this country, n
to take place starting march 1. >> after president-elect andrew jackson's wife died in december of 1848, her neice, assumed the role of first lady. >> emily was perfect. with all the negatives washington had to say about andrew jackson, they loved emily. she covered everything. the women all liked her and as it was to happen, the women's opinions meant more than people thought in washington. but emily became his acting first lady. she entertained beautifully. she was polished and some people thought she was russ particular from the country. >> emily donaldson, one of the women who served as first lady in the series "first ladies," in the first of its kind project for television. season one begins this monday, presidents' day on c-span, c-span radio and c-span.org. >> after the state of the union address, president obama traveled to north carolina to highlight his proposals for creating jobs and spurring u.s. manufacturing. the president pushed for a higher minimum wage. the manufacturer employs 160 workers and plans to hire 40 more. the president's stop in north carolina is the first of
look at the successes and misses of the federal government. andrew jackson bred horses. maybe not as public as somebody like herbert hoover. rutherford hayes fought for education for blacks and whites. presidents today to a lot of on nonprofits. they work to make changes they think they could not or would not make as presidents. they use the platform later and perform these duties. host: there is a debate happening on twitter. this is an individual saying this. people are talking about this as we take a look at the benefits and perks presidents are getting after they leave office on this presidents day. we go to doris next. caller: a great program. givene first lady's analysts after their husbands leave office? guest: former first ladies do not receive anything until they are widows. widows are authorized to be provided 20,000 lives a year in benefits after their husband passes away as long as they do not marry. if they remarry, they lose those benefits. currently, there is no way to accepting the $20,000. in order to accept it, you have to not accept any other pension. you wo
quinones, the vice chair is billbynum from jackson, mississippi. gary of coastaacosta is a foundr of the hispanic real estate professionals. don baylor is a senior policy analyst at the center for public policy priorities in austin, texas. mike brown is the executive developer of housing in oakland california. steve alston is the head of business development in mountain view, california. laura cortez is vice president for alternative financial solutions in omaha, nebraska. elizabeth is the director for consumer and state affairs at the aarp public policy institute in virginia. the associate professor of law at the university of minnesota in minneapolis. patricia is the president and executive director for pennsylvania. patricia is the director of never housing services in phoenix, arizona. adam is a visiting professor of law at harvard law school. james mccarty is the president and ceo of the miami fair housing center in dayton, ohio. jennifer is deputy director in washington, d.c. william jefferson from radcliff, ky. michelle is the global consumer cheap marketing and internet of
american politics." let's hear from jackson, mississippi, jason, republican caller. caller: thank you. there was a couple of really somewhat offensive and i think probably logical fallacies that occurred and i need further explanation so do the listeners. when the claim was state add few moments ago about the title 5 in saying that it's, quote, clearly needed, an example of that, for instance, more than 50% of white voters in mississippi voted for president obama. that's a logical fallacy. the claim doesn't support the supposition. the question would really be, what is the proof then without sort of the biases, the nature of political bias, for these claims. the heritage fellow stated that real claims are against, for instance, alabama, haven't been present or credible. i really don't understand why it's sort of making me feel like i'm listening to a radio show from the 1950's when in fact it was 2013. host: mr. berman for a response. guest: you look for example at a town in mississippi, in 2001 it was a majority black town. but the governing board, the mayor and city council, was all
. [applause] next, i would like to introduce carolyn jackson, ceo of st. christopher's hospital for children in philadelphia. thank you. located in north philadelphia, the third poorest nation -- district in the nation. our children grow up with significant challenges and health disparities. when i first came here in 2010 as the ceo i knew that we needed to consolidate our general pediatrics practices on campuses, and i knew that we need to expand them for better access. we have over 25,000 of kids to receive primary-care on campus. the thing i did not know when we started is we needed to change the care model. it took a bullet-rated -- bullet-riddled car for me to realize that. a group of teachers were fighting after school and a carload of boys and drove over to the home of three brothers to settle the score. when they arrived, they fired at point-blank range into the car, killing the teenagers and wounding the driver. the driver immediately came to say chris, the place he knew, trusted, the place where he and his friends had received care since infancy. that is when i realized it was not
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